Big Mamba Trail For Mountain Biking

The 128th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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West of Denver near Vail, the Big Mamba Trail is a winding flow trail on Vail Mountain ski area. The Mamba Trail starts from the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola at Eagles Nest. The trail is usually divided into two sections. The upper Mamba Trail runs from Eagles Nest down to the top station of the Born Free Lift. It is signed as the Big Mamba Trail. It is a 2.8 mile long upper section with 1,200 feet of vertical descent.

The lower section runs from the top of the Born Free lift down to the village. It is not signed as the Big Mamba Trail, but most riders call the entire ride down as the Big Mamba. The lower section is 1.9 miles long with 900 feet of vertical.

The Mamba Trail is called a flow downhill trail that is a little wider that most trails in the area.

Tip - The summer lifts start spinning in early June. However, the Eagle Bahn Gondola doesn't start spinning until late June. If you have to take the main gondola up early season, there is a signed service road leading to the start of the Big Mamba Trail.

Overall, Big Mamba Trail is the 128th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Big Mamba Trail including Vail Mountain, Lost Lake Loop, North Trail, Whiskey Creek Trail and Game Creek - Two Elk Creek.

Big Mamba Trail at Vail Mountain (CO/US)

Big Mamba Trail at Vail Mountain (CO/US)

Big Mamba Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (303) 827-5715; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Vail Tourism (970) 479-1394.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Vail Trail Map" from Kent Schulte

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Park Meadows Lodge w/ hot tub (970) 476-5598; Black Bear Inn (970) 476-1304

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer

Breakfast Restaurant:  Daily Grind, Vail

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.6426, -106.3884

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  23898

Big Mamba Trail Mountain Biking Map


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